Welcome to Broughty Castle Museum

Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the River Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and battles.

Today, it houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that live close by. The Castle has magnificent views over the river, and is only minutes away from Broughty Ferry Beach and Esplanade. It's a 'must-see' attraction if you're visiting Broughty Ferry, and offers something for everyone, with a changing programme of events, activities and displays.

 Contact Details

Broughty Castle Museum
Castle Approach
Broughty Ferry
 Email: broughty@leisureandculturedundee.com
 Tel: 01382 436916

 Opening Hours

April to September October to March
Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm Sunday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm


Broughty Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland. The museum is operated by Leisure & Culture Dundee.

Facilities/How to Find Us

The City of Dundee is located on the east coast of Scotland, and is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

Situated approximately 10 minutes drive from Dundee City Centre, Broughty Castle Museum is located on the seafront beside Broughty Ferry harbour, beside Castle Green. Free parking is available at the front of the Castle.

Broughty Ferry is served by a regular bus service, from Dundee City Centre. Travel Dundee buses: 8, 9/10/11/12, 9x/10x Strathtay/Stagecoach buses: 73, 74, 77, 78, 79


  • Shop
    A small selection of souvenirs, small gifts and postcards are available from the museum shop.
  • Toilets
    Located on the 2nd floor.
  • Access
    As a fortified and listed building, Broughty Castle has very restricted access for people whose mobility is limited. Due to the spiral staircase in the Castle, we regret that access for wheelchair-users is not possible.
  • Car Parking
    Free parking is available at the front of the Castle.